Gangajal Project - To Provide Better and More Assured Water Supply in Agra.
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Gangajal Project - To Provide Better and More Assured Water Supply in Agra.

The intended water supply for the city of Agra is projected to be made from Palra Headworks, which is in the Bulandshahr Upper Ganga canal.

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Gangajal Project - Background Context

An initiative towards enhancement and push to the Tourism Infrastructure in Agra, UP. This program was launched by the honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. The program is worth around ₹2900 crores (i.e. ₹29000000000) for the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and its surrounding area.

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About Gangajal Project

  • The aim is to provide 140 cusecs of water from Ganga to the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh to order to meet ever-increasing demands for drinking water.
  • Institute Command and Control Centre specially for Smart City Agra, UP. Under this, the Agra city will have a series of CCTVs installed for city surveillance, public safety, and security and making Agra a world-class modern city and keeping up with its reputation as the leading tourist destination. This will have an additional cost of ₹285 crores.
  • It was said to provide the City of Agra with better quality and regular assured Water supply, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2880 crores. However, the program failed at many levels despite a regular supply of funds from the Centre.
  • Along with the city of Agra, the city of Mathura and Vrindavan will also be supplied assured water through these pipelines established under the title “Gangajal Project”
  • The Gangajal Project was initiated in the year 2005 in association with Japan International Cooperation Agency and was expected to complete in the year 2012, but didn’t happen as scheduled. The project still lacks additional work and support in many areas of the ambitious project.
  • The idea was to provide to 140 cusecs/day (1 cusec = 28.316 liters/sec)
  • The intended water supply for the city of Agra is projected to be made from Palra Headworks, which is in the Bulandshahr Upper Ganga canal.